Connect to SQL Data Warehouse with SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Use SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to connect to and query Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
To use this tutorial, you need:
- An existing SQL Data Warehouse. To create one, see Create a SQL Data Warehouse.
- SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) installed. Install SSMS for free if you don't already have it.
- The fully qualified SQL server name. To find this, see Connect to SQL Data Warehouse.
1. Connect to your SQL Data Warehouse
Open Object Explorer. To do this, select File > Connect Object Explorer.
Fill in the fields in the Connect to Server window.
- Server name. Enter the server name previously identified.
- Authentication. Select SQL Server Authentication or Active Directory Integrated Authentication.
- User Name and Password. Enter user name and password if SQL Server Authentication was selected above.
- Click Connect.
To explore, expand your Azure SQL server. You can view the databases associated with the server. Expand AdventureWorksDW to see the tables in your sample database.
2. Run a sample query
Now that a connection has been established to your database, let's write a query.
Right-click your database in SQL Server Object Explorer.
Select New Query. A new query window opens.
Copy this TSQL query into the query window:
SELECT COUNT(*) FROM dbo.FactInternetSales;
Run the query. To do this, click
Executeor use the following shortcut:
Look at the query results. In this example, the FactInternetSales table has 60398 rows.
Now that you can connect and query, try visualizing the data with PowerBI.
To configure your environment for Azure Active Directory authentication, see Authenticate to SQL Data Warehouse.